Speakers

Bruce Barker: Author, Editor, & ASHI Certified Inspector and Licensed Contractor

Bruce Barker is the author or editor of books including: Everybody’s Building Code, The NHIE Home Inspection Manual, and books in the Black & Decker series including Codes for Homeowners, Deck Codes and Standards, and The Complete Guides to Wiring, Advanced Wiring, Plumbing, and Decks. He also writes The Word column in The ASHI Reporter. Bruce is an ASHI Certified Inspector who currently serves as the ASHI President. Bruce is a Certified Distance Education Instructor.

Bruce has been building and inspecting homes for over 34 years.  He is an ICC Certified Residential Combination Inspector, a licensed contractor, and a licensed home inspector in multiple states.  Bruce has a BSBA in Accounting and an MBA in Information Systems.

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Joseph W. Denneler, Esquire     Elite MGA, LLC

Joseph W. Denneler, Esquire is General Counsel and Chief Claims and Risk Management Officer for Elite MGA, LLC, and its captive insurer, Elite Re, Ltd., the only property and casualty insurance company built specifically to insure professional home inspectors. Joe manages the third-party administrators and claims team for Elite and reviews every home inspector claim submitted to Elite in the continental United States. Prior to joining Elite, Joe was a litigation attorney for 20 years, litigating on behalf of insureds for multiple insurers, and litigating coverage matters on behalf of insurers. Joe developed a niche practice representing home inspectors and other real estate professionals. Joe is a frequent lecturer on preventing and managing claims against home inspectors. Joe is intimately familiar with evaluation of claims against inspectors, including evaluating liability and potential damages, litigation budgeting, setting reserves and resolving claims where appropriate.

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W. David Goldstein

David Goldstein is the Director of Training for Inspector Education Institute and President of AMBIC Building Inspection Consultants.  He is a second generation home inspector and has been in the home inspection profession since 1973.  David is a NJ, DE and NY licensed Home Inspector and holds licenses in NJ and PA in multiple code enforcement areas.  David is an ASHIÒ Certified Inspector and has been training home inspectors throughout the country for over 35 years.  David is a court qualified expert in several states in forensic safety, home inspections and construction.  He is a frequent speaker at educational seminars for KREIA, ASHI and other home inspection organizations.  David served for 10 years as a Subject Matter Expert for the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI) in the development of new test questions for the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) used as a requirement for home inspector licensing throughout the U.S. and Canada.  He has been a member of EBPHI’s Board of Directors for the last 6 years and just finished serving a term as its’ president.  David was also given the distinction of having been made one of the only honorary lifetime members of KREIA for his service to their organization.

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